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  • Why do We Bow in the Martial Arts

    Why do We Bow in the Martial Arts

    We bow because in Japanese that is the formal way of greeting each other. In Karate, we use it not only as a greeting but also as a mark of respect, we are showing respect to the art that we practice and to the ones who came before us who paved the way. The bow also shows humility and that you are thinking of yourself less with the intention to learn more. So the bow is really about giving! When you give respect, cooperation and humility you will be in a better state to learn more and be happier. So keep on bowing ....

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  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to build our students into Black Belts Champions, to make them more successful in life, through the practice of Martial Arts and to always influence them in a positive manner. To accomplish this we must instill ‘Black Belt Excellence’, to set goals for self improvement and to develop the non-quitting spirit that is necessary to overcome obstacles in life. Next we hope to educate and influence our students overall BEHAVIOUR, so that they will develop the habits and lifestyle that will lead toward long term success, to learn and practice self discipline in everything they do. Finally is to reinforce solid CHARACTER development, to live by a set of principles and ....

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  • Success at Grading

    Success at Grading

    Congratulation to everyone on the achievements of their new grades yesterday at Colwyn Bay leisure centre. The grading was taking be Kyoshi John Lynn's 8th dan who is one of the highest ranked instructors in the country in the style of Shukokai. The students were not only tested on their techniques but on their overall attitude enthusiasm and effort. We look forward to seeing you all back in training next classwearingthose new grades! ....

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  • Martial Arts for Fitness

    Martial Arts for Fitness

    Fitness refers to many things. First, it can refer to a state of physical health. Second, it can refer to being in good shape as a result of diet and exercise. It also can apply to a sense of mental and physical health. On a survival basis, fitness pertains to the ability to adapt to your environment. Keeping these notions in mind, it only makes sense that martial arts fitness has several connotations and theoretical applications. Generally, martial arts fitness can increase a person’s strength, stability, stamina, flexibility and explosive power. Ref: Black Belt Magazine ....

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  • Academy Closed for Redecoration

    The Academy will be closed from Mondaythe 17th of August untilSunday 23rd of August. During this time, the Academy will be getting redecorated ready for Monday 24th when we reopen. This is also a good opportunity for the instructors to have re-charge so we are all at our best for you in classes. Please note that during this time classes don't have to be made up but students can attend some extra sessions if they wish. ....

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  • Success at Black Belt Grading

    Success at Black Belt Grading

    A massive Congratulations to everybody who passes their Black belt grading on Saturday at the Hombudojo in Rhyl. After a tough grading, all 11 students achieved their Black belts and other degrees. The grading was taken by Kyoshi John Lynn 8th Dan the head of the association. Master Lynn commented that it was one of the best gradingsto date. Well done to my students at JLBBA Colwyn bay. Amy Livesey 1st dan Martyn Wicken 1st dan kickboxing Alex slater 1st dan Emily Harrison 1st dan kickboxing CiaranParsons 1st dan Congratulations again to you all, see you back in class wearing those new Black belts. ....

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  • New Morning Class

    New Morning Class


    At John Lynn's Black Belt Academy, we understand that it is not always easy getting to classes to train especially over the summer Holidays. Because of this we will be putting on a course of morning classes for of all to attend. This class can be used to replace an evening class should you need and the classes will be taught by two of our most enthusiast and dedicated Instructors Sempai Reynolds and Sempai Livesey. Classes startWednesday 22nd of July till Wednesday 26th of July 10-10.45pm
    A great day starts with a great workout
    See you there!
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  • KKA MASTER INSTRUCTORS PRE GRADE COURSE AND GRADING

    Will be held at Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre on Sunday 21st June 2015 starting at: Little Dragons 9.30 - 10.30 Juniors 10.45 - 1.15 Adult Karate 1.30 - 4.00 Adult Kickboxing 4.00 - 6.00 Please allow 15mins for registration and warming up The cost of the course grading is £35.00 Kids & Adults (payable on the day of the grading to Mrs Lynn) The grading will be taking by: Association Founder and Master Instructor John Lynn Kyoshi 8th Dan International Instructor of the Year 2004/05 International Master Instructor of the Year 2005 Martial Arts Spirit Award for Loyalty 2006/07 Award of Honour for Dedication & Countless Contribution to Martial Arts 2010 The grading is based ....

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  • About Us

    At John Lynn's Black Belt Academy, we offer a variety of programs that will fit you and your child's needs. All our students and parents are getting in the best shape of their lives while having a great time learning valuable and practical self-defense. Children aged 5 years and up are taught life skills that will give them a great start in life. Sensei Mark Sciberras is proud to be part of the successful and highly professional John Lynn's Black Belt Academies, which have been building and developing Black Belt Champions for over 30 years. Strengthening the Mind, Body and Spirit of each individual. Ultimately, we are building in the communities we serve. Our motto is the Strength in ....

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